B.C. Fairs Guide a catalogue of family fun

Guide provides information on 57 community celebrations across B.C.

  • May. 7, 2012 8:00 a.m.

The 2012 Guide to B.C. Fairs and Exhibitions is a directory of 57 celebrations of local foods, entertainment and community across B.C. between May 6 and Sept. 24, and it is available now.

B.C. Fairs and exhibitions are a great place for families to connect with experienced farmers, meet young 4-H club members with a passion for food and farming, or experience the thrills and excitement of the rides and midways. Fairs around B.C. also offer events like wagon rides, cow-milking demonstrations, lumberjack games, performing pets, skateboarding exhibitions, fireworks and concerts.

“We are very proud of the 2012 Guide to BC Fairs and Exhibitions; our full-colour magazine is free to the public and provides in-depth information about the wonderful agricultural fairs and community festivals taking place around our province.” said Leah Hryko, president of the B.C. Association of Agricultural Fairs and Exhibitions.

“This unique publication also features stories about our industry partners and highlights events that are celebrating a milestone anniversary.”

B.C.’s fairs are a great place to explore the wide range of local foods and to meet and connect with the people who grow and make them. Visitors can sample the fresh foods of local farms, enjoy the high-quality products of the region’s food artisans and experience the newest and the next food trends. Many of B.C.’s food entrepreneurs begin their journey of success with a booth at a local fair.

The guide profiles fairs throughout B.C. — including the Haida Gwaii, North, Cariboo, Kootenays, Okanagan, Lower Mainland and Vancouver and the Gulf Islands. Complimentary printed copies are available at more than 300 visitor information offices, on BC Ferries routes, at BCAA travel offices and the Vancouver International Airport. The guide is also available through: www.bcfairs.ca.